Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Too Faced 'Chocolate Bar' Palette - review and swatches


Hello!
If you've seen my Christmas wish list you know that one of the gifts on it was the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. I had wanted to have it for so long but the price tag of £45 was putting me off. A few weeks ago Debenhams had 10% off of beauty and that's when I convinced my husband he should get me this palette as my Christmas present. And so he did :)
But as I am very impatient creature, I wasn't able to wait till Christmas to start playing with this beauty so here I am, reviewing the Chocolate Bar palette after couple of weeks of using it.


To start, can we just take a moment to appreciate how cute is the box in which the palette comes?
It looks like a packaging of actual chocolate bar, so pretty! On its back we have some information about eye shadows including their names.


The palette comes also with a little 'How to..' guide with three different eye makeup looks to help those who need some inspirations.


The palette is made of a metal tin and resembles the chocolate bar. The packaging is sturdy but the magnetic closure is not very strong and I think it might open accidentally.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette

When you open the palette you are greeted with the smell of chocolate ( eye shadows are infused with Cocoa powder) and 16 gorgeous eye shadows ranging from matte to shimmery. Inside there is a small mirror and a plastic sheet with eye shadow names written on it.
All the names are chocolate inspired and sound really cute and yummy :)

Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette

Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette contains mostly neutral shades with some burgundy and purple ones. They are all beautiful and perfect for every day but equally useful to create an evening eye look.
The pigmentation of all these shadows is amazing, they are very soft but not powdery, they blend beautifully and stay all day on my lids. There is very minimal fall out with only some of the shadows.

On to the swatches.

First row
Too Faced Chocolate bar swatches

White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and Triple Fudge are matte shadows, Black Forest Truffle has golden glitter which tend to fall out unfortunately. Gilded Ganache is a shade quite unique in my collection - khaki brown with golden sparkle.

Second row
Too faced Chocolate Bar swatches

Here are some of my favourite shades! The only one that is harder to work with is Candied Violet which is quite sheer and should be apply over a dark base for the colour to pop.

Third row
Too faced Chocolate bar swatches

I love all the shades in this row and while Cherry Cordial swatches quite patchy it blends effortlessly and evenly on the eye lids. Champagne Truffle works as a beautiful highlighter.

I've been playing with this palette for a couple of weeks and I absolutely love using it, especially for day time eye looks. Here's one of them:


I used Marzipan all over my lid with Amaretto in outer part of the lid and lower lash line and Champagne Truffle in the inner corners. I blended the shadows with Milk Chocolate into my crease and smoked out the outer corner with Triple Fudge.


If you'd like to see more dramatic makeup look using the Chocolate Bar palette keep an eye on Friday's post when I will share with you my another festive makeup :)

Do you own Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette? What do you think of it?
I've just found out that Too Faced has released Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette and I can't wait to be able to get it!

Dagmara
xxx




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18 comments

  1. This is such a beautiful palette, I've wanted it for so long now! I love the look you created, it looks so pretty :) x

    JordanAlice

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    1. Thank you! The palette is really pretty, worth getting in my opinion :) x

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  2. I'm so glad you convinced your husband to buy it for you and that you were able to use it as an early present :D! It looks amazing and the shades are stunning. I love the look you created with it, you're gorgeous x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Thank you hun! You're so kind! I'm happy I got my early present but now I definitely need another one under Christmas tree, haha! x

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  3. Oh my god these colours are so gorgeous, I'm very jealous! Lucky you :)

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know, I'm so happy with this palette, it's beautiful! x

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  4. I too got this from Debenham's when it was reduced. It would have been frightfully rude not to buy it, don't you think ? It's a lovely palette, though I do get a bit of fall-out on application, so I remember to put my foundation on afterwards. You look lovely, as always. Love the way you've combined the colours.

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    1. Thank you Cathy! You're so kind! It's true, I couldn't miss the offer on this palette! Yes, there is a bit fall out, especially with the glittery shades, but I always do my eyes first when I'm doing more evening appropriate makeup look. x

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  5. This palette looks lovely and I love the names of the shadows. I love these posts from you, you do them so well and the make up looks are beautiful :)

    Pams Stuff and Things
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    1. Aww thank you Pam! You're too kind! I'm glad you enjoy these kind of posts! The names sound so yummy, don't they? :) xx

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  6. Well done on getting the early Christmas present! I love the fact that it smells like chocolate when you open it up - yummy! Great look you have created and the colour swatches look lovely! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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    1. It's such a pretty neutral palette! And the smell and the shadows' names are definitely the bonus :) x

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  7. This palette is stunning! If I don't get it for xmas I'm buying it for myself! xx

    Magpie Jasmine || GIVEAWAY!: Urban Decay/Nars/Charlotte Tilbury/Too Faced

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    1. You definitely should get it! Try Debenhams, I believe they have it cheaper than other online retailers :) x

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  8. So jealous! I love that palette! Been thinking of buying it for ages but never do. I love that greeny shade and the purples and burgundy colours. So pretty! I also tend to wait for 10% offers to buy these more expensive treats. hehe :D The look you created with it is beautiful! xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  9. Thanks lovely! With those more expensive products 10% off makes a difference so it's always worth waiting for the offers :) x

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  10. I really want to buy this palette but the price tag puts me off too :( The new one comes out in feb so might wait until then to see what that ones like. Great review! x

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    1. I am so excited about the new Chocolate Bar palette! Can't wait to be able to get it! x

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